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Basic caravan maintenance before you go on holiday

Are you thinking of pulling the caravan out of your garage and going on holiday? Then you need to think about caravan maintenance!

Are you worried about all the dust, insect families and maintenance issues it has acquired while it’s been sitting in the shed?
Are you thinking about giving up on your road trip because the cleaning task daunts you too much?
Never fear. With these fast and simple pointers your caravan will be good as new in no time.

Pest Control

It’s no secret that ants, spiders and sometimes even snakes or possums can be a real problem
for anything you might be storing in your shed. Especially your caravan as it’s the perfect place
for creepy crawlies to hide and make a comfy home. The best way to get rid of them is bug
spray, a broom and a little bit of caution. Don’t go charging in there without thinking. You need
to be slow and careful if you want to avoid a snake bite. If the infestation is really bad it’s best to
bug bomb your caravan to be safe.

Check the fridge

A common mistake people make when cleaning out their caravans is that they don’t go near the
fridge. It hasn’t been turned on, right? You didn’t leave any food in it either so why would it
need cleaning? The truth is the left over moisture from the last time it was turned on is likely to
have created mould. It’s a good idea you take a look before setting off on the road. You don’t
want to be in the middle of no where and realise your fridge needs a good scrub. While you’re at
it, make sure the fridge still closes properly. Overtime the rubber seal tends to erode away and
it’s well double checking.

Fresh water

You need to give the water tank the best clean you possibly can. You don’t know what has built
up in there overtime. It’s a good idea to bring along water purification tablets and bottled water
on your trip. Just in case your water tastes a bit odd and you start to suspect you didn’t clean it
well enough. It’s good to be prepared!

Lubricate latches

While your caravan has been sitting in the shed, it has been cooking away and drying out all the
lubricants on your hinges and latches. Grab the WD40 and get to work on all the cupboards and
furniture. Last of all, make sure everything is secure and held down. The roads will get bumpy on
your trip and you don’t want the inside of your caravan falling apart. If you need Caravan Repair then come and see the team at Frontier RV!

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